WA leg brief 2004

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A short presentation on the Minnesota Woodland Advisor program delivered at an Extension legislative briefing at the MN Senate Office Building, St. Paul, September 2004.

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WA leg brief 2004

  1. 1. Regional Delivery of Forestry Programming Eli Sagor Regional Extension Educator [email_address] (612) 624-6948 Extension Legislative Briefing Sept. 1, 2004 Mike Reichenbach Regional Extension Educator [email_address] (218) 726-6470
  2. 2. Woodland Advisor <ul><li>A master volunteer program </li></ul><ul><li>Learning and leadership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Forest ecology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forest products </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Agroforestry </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Public value <ul><li>Forest products industry: $7 Billion annual contribution </li></ul><ul><li>Wildlife, water quality, tourism </li></ul><ul><li>40% owned by private individuals or families </li></ul>
  4. 4. Woodland Advisor <ul><li>45 hrs of classes </li></ul><ul><li>Customized </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible </li></ul><ul><li>Offered statewide </li></ul>
  5. 5. University Resources <ul><li>Natural Resources & Environment Capacity Area </li></ul><ul><li>College of Natural Resources </li></ul><ul><li>REEs & LEEs </li></ul><ul><li>Campus Specialists </li></ul><ul><li>graduate students </li></ul><ul><li>others </li></ul>
  6. 6. Covering the State <ul><li>33% of MN is forested </li></ul><ul><li>Regional delivery: program growth </li></ul><ul><li>Good coverage of forested areas </li></ul><ul><li>50 classes per year have been offered </li></ul>
  7. 7. 2001 Local Delivery 2002
  8. 8. 2003 Regional Delivery 2004
  9. 9. Regional Delivery Resources LEE REE Campus specialist
  10. 10. Partner roles <ul><li>Local private woodland councils </li></ul><ul><li>Minnesota Forestry Association </li></ul><ul><li>MN Department of Natural Resources </li></ul>
  11. 11. Program impacts <ul><li>Landowner connections and active learning </li></ul><ul><li>Citizen engagement </li></ul><ul><li>More productive, healthy forest land base </li></ul>

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